Looking at Winnimere, you might mistake it for a cut of timber cross-sectioned out of a tree. A reasonable mistake to make, since this American cheese is wrapped in ribbons of bark stripped from local spruce trees, in the style of famous Swiss staples like Vacherin Mont d’Or and Forsterkase. Just like those legendary lumberjack cheeses, Winnimere is made only during the winter months, when Jasper Hill's 45-strong herd of Ayreshire cows feeds on hay for a rich, rustic milk.
As Winnimere ages, cheesemongers treat it with cultured salt brine to even its rind, and after 60 days, the cheese acquires an irresistibly soft consistency with hints of bacon and sweet cream, not to mention woodsy notes of spruce. To enjoy, you simply peel away the top rind, and then dig in with a spoon. To make this macho lumberjack experience complete, pair with Vermont bacon and porter-style beer (or if you prefer wine, something with hints of smokiness).
Winnimere is made by Jasper Hill, a farmstead located in the green hills of Vermont. With its own creamery as well as cellars, it offers a diverse medley of American cheeses with unique and invigorating flavors, many of them aged in carefully calibrated vaults for the optimum maturity and ripeness. Order today for convenient shipping to your home or business.
Ingredients: Raw Cow's Milk, Cultures, Sea Salt, Rennet.
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Product is perishable and must ship via Overnight service.